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Unions Disagree over Biden's Labor Secretary Pick

ELEANOR MUELLER and MEGAN CASSELLA Politico
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and some of his organization’s largest affiliate unions are getting behind Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. But others are pushing Michigan Rep. Andy Levin, a former Service Employees International Union organizer.

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U.S. Unions Warn Trump: Don’t Even Think About It

Eric Lee Solidarity
The AFL-CIO “categorically rejects all threats to the peaceful transition of power” said Richard Trumka, “The labor movement,” he said, “simply will not allow any breach of the U.S. Constitution or other effort to deny the will of the people."

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Trumka to DNC Labor Council: Our Democracy Is at Stake

Richard Trumpka AFL-CIO
Biden knows knows our democracy is under siege. Look no further than what Donald Trump is doing with the Post Office. He’s threatening America’s most trusted public service with attacks and lies and extortion. Labor must support Biden/Harris.

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AFL-CIO President: How Working People Defined the Midterm Elections

Richard L. Trumka Yahoo Finance
AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka says the midterm elections showed how unions are dismantling a broken system that expects workers to work harder and longer and produce more wealth than ever before—but take home the same or even less.

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Rebuild Collective Power of Working People Around the Globe

Richard L. Trumka AFL-CIO
The OECD should be in the business of helping people build democratic institutions that give them economic and political voice—guardians of equality and democracy. The alternative to addressing wage stagnation and the status of working people in the global economy is not more of the same elite dominated globalization. The alternative is an escalating crisis where the false promises of authoritarianism and racism threaten to overwhelm the democratic ideal.

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The Work of the Labor Movement Continues with Fresh Urgency': Trumka Statement on 2016 Election

Richard Trumka AFL-CIO Now
The fundamental duty of America’s President, is to protect and preserve our democracy. We hope to work with President-elect Trump to help him carry out this responsibility. Regardless, America’s labor movement will safeguard the most vulnerable among us. But make no mistake, we can never back down from our values. Racism, misogyny and anti-immigrant appeals caused damage in this campaign and we must all try to repair it with inclusion, decency and honesty.
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